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Bandit Country

SAS Operation
Narrated by: Paul Thornley
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (254 ratings)

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Summary

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But will the SAS be able to find an IRA sniper before he finds them?

South Armagh, 1989: cheering mobs stand over the body of a British soldier. He is the ninth to have been killed by the so-called Border Fox, an IRA sniper whose activities have helped make this area of the United Kingdom the most feared killing ground in Western Europe.

The British government is determined to break the tightly knit South Armagh Brigade of the IRA before more lives are lost. The SAS men of Ulster Troop are the best in the world at surveillance, unsurpassed in counterinsurgency techniques. And now, once again, they are going to have to prove it.

Their hunt for the Border Fox and the terrorists of South Armagh will be a murderous, little-publicized war in which every encounter, whether in or out of uniform, is potentially a battle to the death.

©2016 Peter Corrigan (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Awesome !!! You

Gripping from the off could not stop listening, intense and fast moving, fully recommended read.

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Great listening

Great book, found it very difficult to get out the car until the end of a chapter.

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Abruptly ended

Interesting and well written, but I felt we hit a wall at the end...I mean what happened to 'Early' it was just to abruptly ended almost like a word cpount was hit and it was then finished iin as few words as possible.

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Bit far fetched could've done without at accents

Would you try another book written by Peter Corrigan or narrated by Paul Thornley?

Yes

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Drop the accents and make it a bit more believable by more detail.

Could you see Bandit Country being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

Thought it was OK but tried too hard to sound realistic when it really wasn't.

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Superb

I thought this was one of the best books I've listened to on this subject. Paul Thornley is always good as the narrator: this is the first time I've heard one of the books of this author. I couldn't put the book down and was only disappointed with one thing, it was too short!!

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excellent made me feel like I was back in XMG

very good and true to life. XMG is bandit country. it brought back lots of memories when i lived in a trench for weeks at the junction of Alley road and fox field road near to G30.

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Not bad.

The fake Irish accent is ridiculous. At least use someone local. Not a bed purchase though.

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Enjoyable read

A very enjoyable read. The book was gripping and exciting throughout. If you like the Andy McNab books then you’ll love this one as it is written in the same style. Well narrated too.

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What a great story.

I would always recommend this story, because it is laced through with elements of true life.

I would also recommend a section of @Sea-shaken Houses, A lighthouse history' by Tom Nancollas.

Not because of any direct links between the two, but the Section on 'Haulbowline Lighthouse' at the entrance of Carlingford Lough. (on the border of Northern Ireland and the South. This played its own role during the years of The N.I. Troubles; and is of course close to center of Bandit Country. It was sometimes raided by Royal Marines at the time, looking for arms etc.

Jack.

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look out

A strange and awkward look at the troubles from a strange set of angles. Due to the various angles that the story goes through . Makes the Story Different from all the others .